Stuff posted in the ‘Dosage’ Category

Teaser for Mr. Oizo’s Film ‘Rubber’

DJ/Producer Mr. Oizo has released a teaser for his upcoming film Rubber that features music by himself and Gaspard Auge (of Justice). At only about 30 seconds long, it is just that, a teaser. But it is more than enough to spark some interest. I am very curious to see more.

Sobering Stats: Musicians Getting ‘Ripped’ Off?

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Here is a pretty well designed info-graphic (from Information Is Beautiful) about the amount of online sales a solo musician must sell in order to make a US monthly minimum wage of $1,160. It’s a bit sobering to see how little they payout is for some of these services we are buying from. I mean, $0.0017 per stream on Spotify?! It almost makes me want to start purchasing directly from the artists themselves instead of iTunes. It also makes you realize that most of the musicians and artists you listen to are probably doing it more for the love of what they do rather than the money.

via: The Strange Attractor

Miike Snow – Silvia

XLR8R’s Take On Coachella 2010 and “DubStep Crusties”

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XLR8R has written a wrap-up on Coachella this year. Their take on the festival is a bit jaded and cynical as they tend to be sometimes, but their view on what they call “Dubstep Crusties” is pretty hilarious.

“As dubstep has become the de facto rave music of the West Coast, crusty hippies have ditched Phish in favor of Bassnectar and the DJs at the Do Lab, a tropically themed tent that stood amidst Coachella’s five main stages. The dubstep featured was of the wobbly, beef-tenderizing variety rather than Kode9 or Burial, which was totally fine with the nu-ravers covered in burlap-sack clothing and glow-thingies. For some reason, the distinct scent of beached salmon clung to the area by Sunday.”

If you can’t tell by now, besides a few exceptions, I am not much of a Dubstep fan.

Photo credit: XLR8R.com

Splitterbot Headphone Sharing Keychain

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Here is a dose of tech-nerd-gadgetry for you. The Splitterbot is a little robot keychain that allows you to pop off his head, plug it into your headphone jack and share audio with another listener. Pretty handy and it’s only eight bucks.

via Kineda

Rakes & Strays Spring 2010 Designs

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Rakes & Strays have just released their new line of t-shirt designs for their spring/summer line and all of them are looking super fresh. Rakes & Strays is the sister company of EIO Clothing, which I posted about the other day. They describe the Rakes & Strays line as EIO Clothing’s “vagabond sibling, the child that left home early and ran away to join the circus.” The line is available now exclusively  in their online store.

Also follow EIO Clothing on Twiiter.

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Beautiful/Decay Spring 2010 Line

Beautiful/Decay Spring 2010

Beautiful/Decay has released their Spring 2010 line with some fresh designs that feature a lot of hand drawn work. The line includes work from include Ben Tegel, Jiro Bevis, YAIAGIFT, Steve Bonner & Ryan Riss. Check out their look book, and the limited edition tees are available in the Beautiful/Decay online store now.

Beautiful/Decay Spring 2010

Beautiful/Decay Spring 2010

Le Castle Vania Drops His First Ever Public Mixtape

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Le Castle Vania has just released his first ever publicly available mixtape. The mix, titled Bulletproof Tiger Mixtape, is just under an hour and a half of new and old electro tracks from Le Castle Vania himself as well as other big names in the game. Names such as Boys Noize, Toxic Avenger, Wolfgang Gartner, Fake Blood and Designer Drugs all make the track list. The mix also features Le Castle Vania’s own new single ‘The Light’ that is yet to be released. The mix is available for free over at his website.

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Big Cartel Mini-Documentary on Zuriick

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It’s always good to see smaller independent companies joining forces, supporting each other and making money doing it. A few years ago I helped my friends over at Zuriick set up a store with Big Cartel, and since they have completely blown up. Not saying Big Cartel is solely responsible for that, but they provided a very good and easy solution for selling product online. Big Cartel has put together a little mini-documentary on Zuriick, their shoes and how Big Cartel has helped them grow.

Hot Chip – One Life Stand Music Video

Ghost in the Machine by Erika Iris Simmons

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More often than not the best ideas are those that seem to be obvious after someone makes them a reality. The series of portraits done by Erika Iris Simmons called Ghost in the Machine is a good example of that. Creating portraits of various artists and actors using the original cassette tapes of VHS tapes.

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Wolfmother – Far Away

Best Worst Movie Limited Edition Posters

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A good friend of mine, Michael Paul Stephenson, has been working on a documentary for several years now called Best Worst Movie. In a nutshell the film is about a movie called Troll 2, which is indisputably the “worst movie ever made”. I have been really impressed watching how well the documentary has done on the festival circuit and how successful it has been so far. It’s a great film so keep your eyes out, it may be coming to a theater near you.

He has just released this awesome a limited edition screen printed movie poster available here. Also watch the trailer, which is currently featured on the front page of iTunes Movie Trailers.

Incase’s Paul Rodriguez Signature Skate Pack

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I have posted many times before about Incase. I have also owned many of their products and have alway been very happy with the quality. For this pack Incase has teamed up with skateboarder Paul Rodriguez to come up with a colorway and funtions that I have never seen from them. The obvious feature that’s different is the skatebaord straps on the back of the pack, but also slots for iPod and headphones. I hope to see more collaborations like this from Incase and maybe DJs or musicians.

Available now for $99

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photos via Freshness

Passion Pit Afterpart in SLC

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Tomorrow night, April 8th, my friend Hot Noise and I will yet again join forces as Never Eat Neon and will be playing the Passion Pit afterparty at The Urban Lounge. If you are in Salt Lake City come on by.

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XLR8R Adds Miami to Their Guide

XLR8R's City Guide now has Miami.

Griffin Slap Watches

Remember slap bracelets? Like those, but cooler.

Eboy’s FixPix App For the iPhone

Great puzzle game with graphics by Eboy himself.

XLR8R Atlanta City Guide

XLR8R added ATL to thier city guide. Check it out.

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Hooray For Earth – Surrounded By Your Friends (Twin Shadow Remix)

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

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Twin Shadow has been making some waves throughout the internets lately. I recently purchased his new album Forget, and I must say I quite like it. I am also really liking this remix he has done for Hooray For Earth, who I had never heard of before this song, but will surely be checking them out after hearing it.

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Muscles – Girl Crazy Go (Muscles Inception Remix)

Monday, October 18th, 2010

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The last I heard of Muscles he had quit the music business because of problems with his label Modular. This disappointed me because I love his music. However, I was happy to see that if the rumors were true at the time he has apparently changed his mind. A new EP by Muscles titled Younger & Immature is due out October 29.

Here’s a remix of the first single from the EP ‘Girl Crazy Go’. Check out the music video for the original version here. From the sounds of it Muscles hasn’t lost his musical touch, or his ego.

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Sleigh Bells – Run the Heart (Bassnectar Remix)

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

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Music by Bassnectar isn’t something I would normally post here. For the most part I feel his stuff is for dirty rave hippies, and if you read this blog at all you probably know how I feel about the wobbly bass-heavy Dubstep. That being said this remix done of Sleigh Bells‘ song ‘Run the Heart’ is still bass-heavy, but not completely overboard. It also manages to keep a lot of what makes the original track so good.

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Martin Solveig ft. Dragonette – Hello

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

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Chances are if you spend any amount of time on the internet you have heard ‘Hello’ by Martin Solveig featuring the lovely Dragonette (considering it went number one on Hype Machine). But I couldn’t resist posting this super-fun dance-pop masterpiece. It’s basically impossible not to want to dance to this song. I don’t know a lot about Martin Solveig, but from what I have heard and seen so far I am liking his stuff. Purchase the EP with several remixes on Beatport now.

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Millionyoung – Local Joke (Neon Indian Cover)

Friday, October 1st, 2010

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Millionyoung, aka Mike Diaz, is shaping up to be one of my favorite artist of 2010. I really love this cover he has done of Neon Indian’s ‘Local Joke’. He adds his own personality to the song, so much that it sounds as though he could have written it. I am looking forward to a full-length album from him.

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